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medicine for becker muscular dystrophy

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayah Elmaghrabi
30 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There is many similarities between them but becker muscular dystrophy tends to have slower and less severe course than duchenne muscular dystrophy. ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Possible but...: The onset of weakness is later in becker than in duchenne dystrophy.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hmm.: Hard to say - if this refers to you... 31 is a bit "old" for the syndrome but milder forms are seen in older people... Not sure where/why your jumping ... Read More
Dr. Osman Farooq
20 years experience Pediatric Neurology
No: Difficulty walking can occur due to many reasons. Becker muscular dystrophy is one of those reasons... But it is rare compared to most other causes.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Check this out: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/313417-treatment.
A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
I don't know of any : scientific studies on this topic. Join Muscular Dystrophy Association India at mdindia.org. If any physicians have done research on the use of Ayurved ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
39 years experience Neurology
X-Linked Reces. MD: Duchenne dystrophy is inherited as an x-linked recessive trait, carried in women. It affects about 1in 3500 male births with no geographic/ethnic vari ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Genetic disorder: Duchenne's muscular dystrophy is an x linked genetic disorder causing abnormalities of the muscle fiber and eventual degeneration.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
42 years experience Psychiatry
Hereditary: It is inherited because of a defective gene on the x chromosome (female sex chromosome). It is referred to as a "sex-linked recessive" inheritance pa ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Prenatally,: ...A dna based diagnosis is possible: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1715396/.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Salil Gupta
35 years experience Pediatrics
Muscle weakness: Dmd is a condition when muscles start to die prematurely. It starts in early childhood, leads to weakness of voluntary muscles such as those of hips, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Weakness...: ...More prominent in large muscles than in small ones, progressing to inability to stand up without assistance (see http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/gower ... Read More

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